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Technician or Technologist, Veterinary
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPerform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums to prevent diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and conduct laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$28,900 in the year 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMost full-time veterinary technologists and technicians work about 40 hours a week, although some work 50 or more hours a week

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree

SkillsLearning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Mathematics, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsKatherine L